Wakeman, Robert C. (1889-1964)
Robert Wakeman was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1889. He attended the Yale School of Fine Arts. He was a member of the National Arts Club and the Silvermine Guild of Artists, and he exhibited across the country. For Norwalk’s tercentenary, he created a commemorative coin for the Norwalk Historical Society. Prior to the WPA Federal Arts Project, he worked for the Public Works of Art Project. Under the WPA, he completed 30 works for the Index of American Design. Wakeman died on December 16, 1964, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; Obituary, New York Times,December 17, 1964; Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters (1986), p. 984; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 653.
Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Robert Wakeman: